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    Sparkling Blue Water but Brown on the Bottom

    I have an 20x36 in ground salt water pool. I finally got the water to be blue but there is a brown film that I can't seem to get rid of 455.jpg455.jpgany ideas?

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    Re: Sparkling Blue Water but Brown on the Bottom

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    Looks like metal staining ... possibly combined with calcium scaling.
    Do the stains feel different than the rest of the pool?

    Try putting a vitamin C tablet on the stain for a few minutes and see if that does anything.
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    Re: Sparkling Blue Water but Brown on the Bottom

    Looks like either organic staining or metal staining. You can check in 2 ways. If it's organic, a puck will lift the stain. If it's metal, a Vit C tablet will lift it.

    Did you bring the pool back from a swamp recently? What is your fill water? Well or City?
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    Re: Sparkling Blue Water but Brown on the Bottom

    I did recently bring it back from the swamp. Fill water is city. Tried the Vitamin C tablet & it didn't work.

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    Re: Sparkling Blue Water but Brown on the Bottom

    Do they feel different?
    Trying a trichlor tablet for a few minutes.
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